1821 Bank of Ireland, One Pound, 5 November 1821, contemporary forgery, stamped FORGERY twice on front.

Punishing Coin & Banknote Counterfeiters in 19th C Ireland

Counterfeiting in the 19th C The 19th C began as the 18th C had finished – with people being hanged for ‘coining’ (making counterfeit coins) and ‘uttering’ (trying to spend them), with the exception that women were no longer ‘burned at the stake’ for high treason – they were now hanged along with the men.…

Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland - during the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509), but struck under the authority of Gerald Mór FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare (c. 1456–1513).

Irish Rare Coin Review: Silver Groat of Lambert Simnal, King of Ireland, c. 1487

Introduction: When Edward IV died, in 1483, his two surviving sons, Edward and Richard, then aged 12 and 9, were lodged in the Tower of London, under the protection of their uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. The eldest boy, Edward, was King Edward V (although he was never crowned) After the legitimacy of his father’s…